Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Anthony Solometo Shoves Again, Shalin Polanco Stays Hot, More

What highlighted Pirate minor league action on Saturday?

Bishop Eustace's Anthony Solometo delivers a pitch during the Diamond Classic baseball tournament
Bishop Eustace's Anthony Solometo delivers a pitch during the Diamond Classic baseball tournament / Chris LaChall/Courier-Post via Imagn
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Anthony Solometo continues to impress at Double-A

Led by a lights out starting pitching performance, the Double-A Altoona Curve defeated the Harrisburg Senators 4-2. With the win, the Curve are now 35-37 on the season as they attempt to claw their way back to .500.

Lefty Anthony Solometo started for the Curve. Despite being one of the youngest players in the Eastern League, Solometo continues to dominate on the mound. Solometo allowed just one hit, walked a batter, and struck out five in 5 scoreless innings pitched.

Solometo has now pitched 15 innings in three starts for Altoona. In these 15 innings pitched he's walked just three batters, struck out 18, has allowed just nine base hits, and owns a 1.20 ERA. He continues to rocket up prospect boards.

Bear Bellomy pitched a 1-2-3 6th inning and Oliver Garcia allowed a hit while striking out a pair in a scoreless 7th inning. Tahnaj Thomas got the ball in the 8th inning and walked all four batters he faced, leading to him being charged with 2 runs. Lefty Tyler Samaniego replaced Thomas, allowing a hit, issuing a walk, and striking out three in 2 scoreless innings pitched to pick up his 5th save of the season.

Offensively, it was a rare poor night for Liover Peguero who went 0-for-5. Matt Fraizer was 1-for-3 with a walk and Andres Alvarez was 1-for-3 with a double, scoring a pair of runs. Matt Gorski was 2-for-4 with a solo home run, his 10th of the season. Mason Martin hit his 13th home run of the season and Tsung-Che Cheng was 1-for-4.